Man Wanted in Connection to Jersey City Homicide Captured in Georgia
According to police, on Thursday, May 9th shortly after 1:00 p.m., officers with the Smyrna Police Department in Georgia, arrested Mr. Elnardo Chandler, 29, of Jersey City, after initiating a traffic stop of a Honda Accord on Windy Hill Road in Smyrna, Georgia, for an alleged speeding violation.
Georgia Police say during the arrest, it was discovered that Chandler was wanted in connection with the death of Glen Mackie, Jr. on Lexington Avenue in Jersey City on July 5, 2018.
According to police Chandler is now awaiting extradition proceedings to Hudson County.
Prosecutor Suarez thanked the officers from the Smyrna Police Department for the arrest with assistance from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office.
She credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit with the investigation with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.
According to to.officials, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at approximately 12:15 a.m., Jersey City Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Lexington Avenue in Jersey City on a report of a street fight.
Upon arrival, responding officers found Mackie, 29, of Jersey City, on the sidewalk in the area of 21 Lexington Avenue.
Police found Mackie unresponsive with an obvious gunshot wound to his head.
EMS transported Mackie to the Jersey City Medical Center where doctors pronounced him dead at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018.
The Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head and manner of death to be a homicide.
Police say on July 10, 2018, Chandler and Bruce Stewart, 24, of West New York, were charged with Reckless Manslaughter.
Police say Stewart was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit on July 30, 2018, in Jersey City without incident. Chandler has been a fugitive from justice since July 10, 2018.
According to authorities, on October 23, 2018, Chandler and Stewart were indicted by a Hudson County Grand Jury and charged with Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault and Endangering an Injured Victim in violation.
Stewart was arraigned on these charges on November 13, 2018, according.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).